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is over. but new allegations about who is to blame for many of the deaths. and more questions surrounding a fatal triple crash in the city. what role did police play? eyewitness news at 4:00 starts now. chilling images, inside the navy yard massacre. >> the just-released video of the gunman and what investigators are now saying. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. a short time ago, the fbi releases new video and details about aaron alexis. he's the man who went on a shooting rampage at the washington navy yard. >> investigators say alexis was under the, and i quote, "delusional belief that he was
being controlled or influenced by electromagnetic waves." this alarming video of alexis was just released, as you said, this afternoon. alexis killed 12 people, wounded several others. the fbi says he did act alone. and there was no evidence he was targeting particular people. >> reporter: there are indicaters that alexis was prepared to die during the attack, and that he accepted death as the inevitable consequence of his actions. >> now, the fbi also says phrases were etched into alexis's shotgun, reading, and i quote, end to torment, not what y'all say, and better off this way. >> alexis also wrote "my elf weapon" which is believed to refer to electromagnetic waves. we'll have more tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. the deadly mall siege in
kenya is finally over. now, militants are launching allegations online, blaming government troops for many of the deaths. alfonsoalphonso van marsh reports for wjz, kenyan officials say it is a bunch of lies. >> reporter: kenyan authorities are denying terrorist claims they used chemical weapons to end the attack at a shopping mall that killed more than 70 people. in a twitter message, the group accuses kenyan forces of using gas and demolishing part of the mall, burying more than 100 hostages. a government spokesman blamed militants for setting the fires that cause the floors to collapse. new images from the siege show a policeman, coaxing a mother and child from hiding, just after the attack started. there are also reports reports that as a helicopter hovered overhead, militants started executing hostages and tossing their bodies off the roof. some survivors say the gunmen let muslims lead. saim said he begged the
attackers for his life. >> i just told them to leave me alone. i had been injured. so they let me go. >> shrapnel in your shoulder. >> reporter: kenya says it has 10 suspects in custody. five died in the assault. kenyan officials say it is too soon to confirm the attackers' nationalities, hinting some may still be buried inside. >> american forensic teams are helping kenyan investigators search through the burned-out rubble for evidence. an intense manhunt under way in new york after a deadly workplace shooting. police say 64-year-old sang ho kim opened fire at a save energy business in garden city, long island, then ran away. one person died at the scene. another was taken to the hospital. the roosevelt field mall and area schools were put on lockdown as police search for kim. police say his motive appears to be business-related. an investigation is under
way into a triple fatal crash in the city. police identify the two men and the woman killed, while one person continues to fight for his life at shock trauma. derek valcourt has the latest. >> reporter: the real question for a lot of people here is, was this an actual police chase? a pursuit with officers using their lights and sirens. so far, police have refused to say. [ sirens ] >> reporter: this video, obtained by wjz, shows the two cars engulfed in flames, with rescue crews trying frantically but unsuccessfully to save the lives of two men trapped inside a honda accord and one woman in the intersection of a jeep. neighbors heard the crash. >> a cop car was already sitting out here. and when we came outside, helicopters were already circling. and that's when the whole scene unfolded. everything was on fire. there was a car, the jeep, everything was on fire. >> reporter: police now admit, plain clothed officers in an unmarked car, saw the honda accord, engaged in what appears to be some sort of criminal
activity. >> they attempted to stop the vehicle. the vehicle did not yield to the officers. the officers followed the vehicle for sometime. which got them to the intersection of northern parkway and york. >> that's where the accord, apparently speeding, slammed into the white jeep. in all, three people dead, only the driver of the jeep survived, though badly injured. >> the extent of the damage, certainly with the lives lost. it is a tragedy that we are investigating very seriously. >> reporter: mayor rawlings- blake said she is looking to see if there are any lessons police can learn from it. >> when we take a look at the eviction, we're taking a look with that lens to say, are there any bigger, broader issues here? >> reporter: police have identified the two men in the honda they were following who died. they are 26-year-old davel
johns and 26-year-old devon brown. the woman killed in the crash is 46-year-old angel chuwango. an investigation is under way after a school bus crash in charles county -- charles county. it sends 35 students to the hospital. police say a cadillac escalade hit the bus around 3:00 in waldorf. five students were taken by ambulance to the hospital. the rest went to the hospital as a precaution. the drivers of the suv and the bus were also hospitalized. all students attend north point high school. no word on a cause. shutdown showdown. the democratic-led senate, is trying to shoot down the latest republican effort to derail president obama's new healthcare law. tara mergener reports for wjz. before the senate could move forward, one senator had to wrap up a marathon speech. >> reporter: high noon brought an end to a surreal 21-hour show in the senate.
after delivering an all-night, railing speech against obama's healthcare law. >> obama care isn't working. >> reporter: and sometimes making pop references. >> i want to point out just a few words of wisdom from duck dynasty. >> reporter: texas republican tea party member, ted cruz, finally surrendered the stage. >> for lack of better way to define this, this was all a big waste of time. >> this was all about elevating the debate in the public and giving the american people a chance to speak. >> reporter: after cruz wrapped up his speech, the senate voted unanimously to begin debate on a republican bill that cuts off funding for the president's affordable care act, known as obama care. democrats plan to remove that provision to a budget bill sent to the senate last weefnlgt. >> reporter: both side his just days to agree on a new spending plan to avoid a partial government shutdown that looms after october 1st. >> that's the same day a major part of the president's healthcare law kicks in.
>> reporter: starting october 1st, americans will be able to shop for coverage, through national and administered insurances. since president obama signed into law, republicans have voted 42 times times to derail it. in washington, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. a new government report shows americans will pay an average of $328 a month for a midtier insurance plan, with health exchanges open next week for enrollment. another beautiful day around the region. let's take a live look around outside. lots of sun today. we love that wjz has weather and traffic together. bob turk has your updated first warning forecast. few high clouds out there. these real high, not rain- producing clouds. most of them are staying south of us. temperature-wise, we're in the mid-70s here. 63 in oakland. 70 in ocean city. 76 in dec. dew point way down. very dry air once again, only 38 degrees. so the clouds and the shower activity, very light stuff
across portions of virginia, are going to stay right there. they're not going to get this far north. but they're running through super dry air. when you're seeing there in west virginia and virginia, very light stuff. it will never get into our region. tomorrow, it moves out, clouds will move out. we'll see more pleasant conditions and sunshine. looks like it will rule the roost, pretty much the next five or six days again. with pleasant temperatures. mary? >> perfect, bob. let's check on our roads with kristy breslin. hi, mary. hi, everyone. we're starting off the rush hour with quite a few accidents out there. argon drive. also watch for accidents. roland avenue at belle more. washington boulevard at western avenue. and 395 at conway street. as far as delays go, plenty of them around the beltway. the rest creeping along. on the top side inner loop, expect at least 35 minutes to get through. the delays running from reisterstown road to harford.
and northbound 95, slows down there from 32 to 195. as far as your overall drive times go, on the outer loop, 39 miles per hour average. and 15 minutes to get through. plenty of volume on the beltway around 70. and we'll take another live look. looks like it's easing up quite a bit there on the beltway around dulaney valley road. this traffic report is brought to you by sesame street live's make a new friend at the model lyric. tickets on sale now. you can get them through ticketmaster. what would you do if you found $6,000 in a bag, in the middle of the road? well, it happened to this month gomry county man, in burtonsville. robert croft was on route 29 north, when he saw the bag. he was shocked to find money inside. he used a phone number inside the bag to track down the owner. turns out, a 97-year-old man lost the money. listen to this. croft then drove to the man's house and gave it back.
wow. >> that is extraordinary. right? >> that's honesty. >> and i had heard that he -- croft had lost his job and sort of when he first found the money said, ooh, i can use it. but his kids were with him. and you know, he just said, you have to do the right thing. >> it was a teachable moment. >> it was a hugely teachable moment. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. triple train crash. the investigation now under way. a search for the cause. he's a fireman. he is supposed to get us out of houses. he poses as a criminal to us. hero or criminal? the bizarre beating allegations involving a firefighter and his mother. i'm mike schuh at the humador in cockeysville. how this cigar store is going to help raise thousands of dollars for the family of a s.w.a.t. team. the story next. more on the sunny skies and beautiful temperatures for the
there are a few high clouds around the region. it's 76 degrees right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. crews in texas are investigating the cause of a train collision. three trains collided early this morning, east of amarillo. an eastbound train was reportedly on the track, but it was rear-ended by another eastbound train. a few seconds later, a westbound train hit the wreckage. four people were taken to the hospital. at last check, two are in critical condition. a bizarre beating case in california. police say a veteran los angeles firefighter and his mother are facing charges for attacking a woman who was feeding stray cats in their neighborhood. britney hover has the story. >> reporter: neighbors outraged over a man they say they looked up to, but now questions who he really is. >> he is a fireman.
he's supposed to get us out of houses. and he made himself like a criminal to us. >> reporter: pictures show the firefighter modeling for charity. 77-year-old ian you'll be has -- ian and his murder were charged with beating a woman feeding stray cats in their west adams neighborhood. back in 2005, we profiled him when men's health magazine was looking for the fittest firefighter. >> we're not heroes. we're just average, everyday people, doing extraordinary things. >> reporter: we tried to talk to yulyanne or his mother. but a neighbor said nobody was home. they say the victim was a woman who fed stray cats every night. but that she never bothered everyone was always friendly. >> still don't understand why he would do something like that. >> reporter: police say after
the beating happened, yulyanne and his mother took the victim back to their house and told her that she had tripped and fell. but the beating was all caught on camera. >> the los angeles fire department says the accused firefighter is od on administrative leave while the investigation is under way. >> a down day on wall street. [ [ stock bells ringing ] it seems concern about a government shutdown is affecting the markets. dow was down 61. s&p down 5. nasdaq off 7. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. american's household wealth rose this spring by about 2% to nearly $75 trillion. a jump in home values and the stock market led the rise. but not everyone is feeling the gain. home ownership has declined since the recession. and the wealthiest 10% of
households own about 80% of stocks. first class stamps could be going up by 3 cents. the financially-strapped postal service is asking an independent commission to approve the emergency rate hike. without it, the postal service says it will quickly run out of cash. it currently costs 46 cents to mail a letter. the postal service gets about half of its revenue from stamps. but fewer people are using them since they are turning to the internet. plunging more than 14% in july. amazon is turning up the heat in tablet wars. it unveiled two new twices-- devices, called kindle fire hdx. the company says they are faster and lighter than previous models. amazon also increased its previous kindle fire. for the latest, be sure to
follow me on twitter. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. he gave his life, protecting the citizens of maryland. now, the family of s.w.a.t. officer jason schneider plea for help. >> reporter: it'sard to -- it's hard to imagine the raid on this house getting any worse. [ singing ] >> reporter: jason schneider died. his wife and two kids left to carry on. his department fills the pews to overflowing. 800 inside. outside, more than 1,000 from all over. here, in tribute to his family, officer schneider and the mission of law enforcement. and now, that unbreakable bond is being strengthened at a cigar store in cockeysville. >> really, the police department is just near and dear to our hearts. a lot of them support us.
so anything we can do to support them back. >> finney helmuth is the co- owner of the humador. 500 are expected to come here, to smoke, buy cigars, watch the game and eat and drink. >> this family has generously opened it up to have a fundraiser for jason's family. what he was doing was going out to get the bad guys. >> we asked them not to run the air purifiers so you could see the smoke. but they stress, you don't have to smell like a cigar. >> it's not about the cigars. it's all about the family. we'll have tents outside. and most of the food will be outside. if people do smoke and want to come inside, the whole building is open to everybody. >> reporter: the f.o.p. expects to raise over $10,000. in cockeysville, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> that event on sunday is across from antique row in cockeysville. it begins at 11:00 a.m. coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. seeing your child on fire and then screaming -- them
screaming "help me" is definitely pretty terrifying. e-cigarettes exploding. are new regulations on the way for the device? construction at the casino downtown, kicks into high gear. coming up, a sneak peek at what will soon be the horse shoe casino. more beautiful weather. halfway through the workweek. bob is updating the forecast. top stories on cbsbaltimore.com, first warning updates, click cbsbaltimore,,,,,,,,
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another great afternoon. and it's very dry. clouds down south of us. a little bit of sprinkle activity across extremely southern virginia. it will stay there. we're not going to see, looks like any rain. once again, very pleasant. 76. humidity way down at 25%. light northwest wind. barometer holding steady. dew point is way down to 38 degrees. this is isn't really dry air mass in the area. 68 in oakland. 70 in ocean city. 75. hagerstown and cumberland, and up in elkton. 74 in d.c. and 69, annapolis
and on kent island. we have a light, northwest wind most of the area. tomorrow, probably shift a little more to the east. there will be development of we think, some kind of low pressure. with all of this rain. all of the models showing something developing. but out to sea. maybe stronger winds, right along the coast. and slight beach, maybe beach issues. for us, maybe a few clouds. that's about it. this rain in florida continues to really give those folks some of those areas in north central florida. 2, 3, 4 inches of rain the last day or two. west/southwest with a little rain here over kentucky, extreme southwest virginia. looks like it's moving in our area. just running into a wall of dry air. what you're seeing is down to the southeast.
and never get to us at all. pleasant. high pressure through the area. through the week, into the weekend. maybe a few clouds here sunday night. there's another front approaching. may drop temperatures a little bit early next week. but all in all, just very pleasant weather picture. east winds on the bay, around 5 knots. bay temp is around 73 degrees. sunrise, 6:58. sets at 6:57. yes. tonight, then, clear to partly cloudy. maybe a little fog in a few spots. but warmer, 54. tomorrow, a couple of degrees warmer than today, with any fog burning off and a beautiful sunny afternoon again. a little warmer than average. normal high tomorrow. 75. 78 degrees tomorrow. >> wow. perfect. >> we'll take that. all right. don't miss tonight's cbs primetime lineup at 10:00. it's the season premiere of csi. that's immediately followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. and we have a reminder. ranks take to the road against the buffalo bills in new york. see that game sunday at 1:00.
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dramatic video from the navy yard shooting in washington, d.c. it shows the shooter, moving around the building with his weapon. vinita nair has the latest for wjz. surveillance video shows aaron alexis pulling up to the navy yard in washington, d.c. and then prowling, the third and fourth floors with the sawed-off shotgun. you even see him run towards the group of people at the end of a hallway. the newly-released images don't answer why he gunned down 12 people last week. but the fbi says it now knows his mindset when he entered. >> there are indicators that alexis was prepared to die during the attack. and that he accepted death as the inevitable consequence of his actions upon. >> reporter: the shotgun he used, sawed off on both ends had three messages etched into it. not what y' all say, on one. one side read, better off this way, my e.l.f. weapon. >> alexis held a delusional belief that he was being
controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency -- or e.l.f., electromagnetic waves. >> reporter: investigators say the 34-year-old navy reservist and i.t. contractor had a well- documented history of meptdal health issues. they -- mental health issues. they say there was no indication that alexis was targeting anyone specific when he opened fire. in new york, vinita nair, wjz eyewitness news. >> two were laid to rest. one was the father of two. the other was a father of five. asiana airlines response to this summer's deadly crash. kai has more on what they're reviewing. >> reporter: in the first investigation of its kind, federal transportation officials are reviewing whether asiana airlines failed to meet certain legal obligations to the families of passengers. three people died and dozens were hurt, when flight 214 clipped a sea wall while
landing at the airport in july. under u.s. law. asiano was required to provide a range of services to family members, including a toll-free number, transportation, as well as lodging. and associated press found the press review was a little more than three hours after the crash. and the airline's family assistance plan hadn't been updated since 2004. >> asiana declined to discuss the airline's airline's family assistant plan, other than to say it publicized toll-free numbers in the u.s. and china. a pennsylvania construction worker remains hospitalized, after being rescued from a collapsed trench in frederick county. now, the unidentified 49-year- old man was up to has neck in water, mud and construction debris, in the lake linganore subdistrict or division in new market. this happened after a water pipe broke. after three hours, he was freed and flown to shock trauma. and the extent of his injuries and current condition, unknown.
the search is on in harford county, for two men accused of robbing a bank at gunpoint. sheriff's detectives say these men robbed the store. they displayed handguns. the tellers gave them an undisclosed amount of cash and they fled. no one was injured. anyone with information is asked to call the harford county sheriff's office. eat -- cigarettes that explode in your face. concern is pushing attorneys general from 40 states to call on the fda to regulate them. pamela brown has more. >> he was screaming and saying, mom,mom, get me. >> reporter: it's an image her 3-year-old son would never forget. >> seeing your child on fire. and them scream "help me" is definitely pretty terrifying ." >> the culprit, according to barlow, britney's cigarette. she said she was charging it in her car, when suddenly --
>> on fire! >> big bang. and there's a flash and smoke everywhere. and i heard connor screaming in the back seat. >> reporter: connor suffered first- and second-degree burns but is expected to make a full recovery. still, safety experts say the incident is troubling. >> catastrophic failure in the device. fortunately, only minor burns. but painful burns. >> reporter: go it's not the first of its kind. this woman said her e-cigarette exploded inside her home while it was still charging. >> it shook the house up. i screamed. >> reporter: they obtained three different safety complaints since 2009, related to e-cigarette explosions. >> you look at the preponderance and percentage, with electronic evidence, with 3 and almost a billion charge fist you go a year, year and a half, i don't think the numbers begat the worry at all. >> e-cigarette sales are poised to rake in $1.7 billion from an
estimated 4 million users. proposal to regulate e- cigarettes on the federal level could come as soon as next month. today's weather, nothing short of perfection. taking a live look outside. the sun is shining. it's a little warmer, compared to earlier this week. clear, beautiful. bob turk is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. it's pretty easy to get used to these perfect september conditions. really, really nice weather. south of us, some clouds. i'll show you why in just a minute. right now, temperatures in the mid-70s. that's normal for this time of year. normal high is 75. we're at 76. 70 in ocean city. and the dew point is way down. only 38 degrees. this is a very dry air mass. and because it's so dry, there are a few sprinkles down to the south of us, across portions of virginia and west virginia. even though they look like they're headed this way, they're running into that brick wall of dryer air. we have a few clouds here tonight. but tomorrow, once again, high pressure in control means more pleasant and mainly sunny skies
for the rest of the week and even into the weekend. vic? >> thanks, bob. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, vic. hi, everyone. things are not looking too good on the beltway. especially on the inner loop. average speed, only about 35 miles an hour. on the west side inner loop, stop and go there, from 295 past liberty road. northbound 95, there is an accident at the beltway, on the northeast side on the rosedale side. that has traffic backed up to the fort mchenry tunnel. as far as accidents go, still plenty of them out there. in anne arundel county, fort smallwood at whitecoast road. eastbound 32 at telegraph road. south caton at georgetown. north fulton at west north avenue. and harford road at harford terrace. you can see, things still running fairly slowly there on the beltway at 70 this. traffic report is brought to you by your local zips dry cleaners, professional beat --
cleaning, unbeatable prices. you can find your local zips. started as an empty lot. but drive down russell street now, and you can see what is soon to be the beginning of baltimore city's first casino. we got a look behind this $440 million project. >> reporter: construction here at the horse shoe casino has been going on for six months. so in the last six weeks, things have kicked into high gear. steel is going up. >> reporter: it started as a dirt lot. but in six months, crews have turned the empty space into the beginning of the $440 million horse shoe casino. >> i think people can see the reality kind of coming. with all the talk coming on and the renderings that have gone out. you can see the real look of the casino starting to develop. >> this is the part of the job that progresses really quickly. >> today, the project manager gave wjz a tour of the project's progress. >> just past the elevator trunk, you open up into the
casino floor. >> the steel beams are up, as much as concrete for what will be a two-story casino, with a 122,000-square-foot gaming table. >> 120 games, 2500 slot machines. a 25-table poker room. >> but this is really just the hub of what caesars says will be entertainment district with shopping bars and restaurants. crews are already working on the garage and skywalk, which will cross over on warner street to one of the casino's main entrances. in all, providing 2,000 construction jobs. and once open, 1700 permanent jobs. >> that's continued money coming into the city. or continued jobs that are available. >> reporter: project manager says so far, they haven't hit any major snags and everything is on schedule. so this horse shoe should open in late 2014. reporting live in downtown baltimore, monique griego. wjz eyewitness news. >> once open, horse shoe will be the second largest casino in
maryland. new chick-fil-a restaurant on sykesville road in eldersburg. sky eye chopper 13 is over dozens of people camping out for the signature grand opening celebration. approximately 225 people have already lined up. the first 100 in line when the restaurant opens its doors tomorrow, will win free chick- fil-a meals for a year. a total of nearly $30,000 in free food. >> but if you're number 101, you're just waiting in line just to go in and get chicken. >> yeah. clearly. but look. it's so organized. >> yes. and it's colorful. all right. straight ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. earthquake in pakistan. a look at the death toll as the damages rise. new look at omega 3 natty acids. are they really good for you? we'll have more for you. and will the updated weather last? bob will be back with the forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a massive earthquake in pakistan kills hundreds. magnitude earthquake sent 7.7, mud houses collapsing on top of residents. and created a small island off the pakistani coast. a remote village was completely flattened. 327 people are confirmed dead. cuers are struggling to help thousands who are homeless. more than 1 million people in 20 provinces are affected by the high waters after days of heavy rains. the prime minister is rushing to reassure business owners and residents the situation is under control. will not be a repeat. preaching tolerance and understanding, iran's new president is extending open arms to the american people. andrew spencer reports, he also delivered has first english language tv message.
>> hassan rouhani sets the tone, making a point of at least one statement in english. >> i bring peace and friendship from iranians to americans. >> reporter: rouhani said iran is ready to have talks with the international community about its nuclear program, saying in a speech to the u.n. general assembly. >> nuclear weapon and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in iran's security and defense doctrine. >> hello, mr. president. >> reporter: rouhani told cnn's reporter christine aman pour, they can start talks. >> the supreme leader of iran has said that should negotiations be necessary for the national interest of the country, he is, in fact, not opposed to it. >> reporter: rouhani said he intended to meet informally
with president obama at the united nations. >> but i believe we didn't sufficiently have time to coordinate the meeting. >> reporter: officials said the meeting was too complicated for rouhani back home. rouhani was firm in his speech when it came to ally syria, welcoming a plan for syria to turn over its chemical weapons plans. stressing there is no violent intrusion to international crises. i'm andrew spencer reporting. >> rouhani did criticize use of drones. a law to keep paparazzi away from the children of celebrities. >> reporter: the governor's signature on the privacy measure will make it illegal to attempt to photograph or videotape any child in a harassing manner. actresses halle berry and jennifer garner testified in support of the bill, say their children are intimidated by
aggressive photographers who follow them on a daily basis. the bills increase penalties to those who harass children of public figures, include taking pictures and video of them without consent. the law takes effect january 1st and includes a penalty of up to $10,000 in fines and up to a year in jail. back to you, vic. >> two california media associations oppose the bill, saying it was too broad. in today's healthwatch, foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids are supposed to have many health benefits, especially for your heart and brain. but a new study suggests it may not help your memory as you age. >> reporter: new research is casting doubt on whether foods rich in fatty acids omega 3, can preserve your age. >> i try to eat as much fish as i can. >> reporter: researchers followed 2,000 women ages 65
and older for an average of six years. they found no relationship between the level of omega 3 fatty acids in their blood and cognitive ability as they got older. but the researchers said it was limited because it only measures omega 3 blood levels in the study. >> you cannot conclude from this study that having omega 3s in your diet is important for your help. >> they say nuts and fish are still good for you. >> they're important for practically all aspects of body health. particularly heart. but they may affect are the things like risks for cancers. >> reporter: julia says she and all her friends eat fish and take omega 3 supplements. >> i'm still going to continue taking it. because i think it's good for you. >> reporter: experts say tish and nuts are a healthy alternative to red meat and full fat dairy products, which are high in saturated fats. in new york, adriana diaz, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the women in the study were part of the women's health
initiative clinical trials of hormone therapy. a safety squabble. rear video -- rear view system in cars. it says it will recommend new cars have the system. safety advocates say the cameras should be mandatory. congress made a deadline in 2011, to issue a concrete ruling on rear visibility. a man may have averted a dangerous attack. kristen ayers has the story. >> hey, bear! know we're here if you want to turn back. >> the bear was just coming up the trail. so i was just kind of like, you can't -- we're going to have to figure this out. because there's nowhere for him to go. nowhere for me to go. >> we're here! >> reporter: a close call with a black bear in the sierras, captured on camera phone. >> we're here. you can go around. >> kevin was hiking solo through king's canyon, two
weeks ago. lucky for him, this was not his first meeting with a bear. >> i've had about a dozen encounters with bears. >> and it's a good thing. burton, an avid backpacker knew exactly what to do. >> reporter: with the black bear, you actually kind of want to intimidate someone. >> burton knew to make himself appear bigger than he s. his assertiveness paid off. black bears are known for being timid. and this one shied away, making his way around burton. >> there you go. >> it's cool. the great thing about going in the wilderness are those moments. >> hey, bear. know we're here, if you want to turn back. >> reporter: this moment, one he won't soon forget. >> briton said running into a grizzly would have been different because they like to charge when intimidated. so he always carries bear spray when he hikes in grizzly country. know your bears. >> make yourself look big. beautiful, september weather. >> will it last?
afternoon. yes, chelsea shooting a promo over carroll county. not sure how high they are up there, but they gotta be several hundred feet up there in a hot air balloon. looking to the west. seeing the blue ridge mountains. that's why i'm here and she's not. let's take a look at temps and upgrade. she's there. sphirks now. 60 in oakland. 70 in ocean city. and over in d.c., also 76. currently, low to mid-70s. 69 annapolis, kent island. out across central maryland. 73, close to chelsea. up in westminster. light, very light breeze. that's good for the ballooning now. out of the west/northwest. winds are not a major factor. south of us, still a lot of rain. st. petersburg, had almost 3 inches of rain today in florida. south that was area, it's cleared up a little bit. but also, a little light precip over kentucky, west virginia, and western sections of southwest virginia. that's moving off to the east. will not impact us. a few clouds coming through right now as we see outside.
if you look southeast, you see some of these clouds. but it's so dry here, this rain is never going to make it. and it's light rain anyway, for the most part, extreme southern virginia and western north carolina. once that passed you, get into another area of pleasant high pressure over the area. it's going to dominate here for the next several days, as this moves off to the east/southeast. more dry air, funneling in through the region. so just really nice, sunny, dry weather into the weekend. no real weather issues on the table. east winds, 5 knot it's the bay. sunrise, now 6:58. sets at 6:57. yes, the days and nights are identical. 12 hours each for the most part. bay temp at 73. so overnight tonight, a few high clouds here and there. otherwise, going to be patchy fog. to clear us out. 54. some upper 40s in some of the cooler neighborhoods. tomorrow, a couple of degrees warmer than today, with sunshine after morning fog. i don't think the fog will be extensive. but it will be patchy. 78 degrees tomorrow.
which is a few -- 3 degrees above average for tomorrow. >> beautiful. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. new details are released into the navy yard shooting that left 12 people dead. i'm rochelle ritchie. what the gunman ,,,, mom... yes honey? dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy.
coming up. the fbi releases pictures and video from the morning of the navy yard shooting. what we are learning about the shooter, aaron alexis. a fiery crash kills three people. now, an investigation into what this has all caused by a police pursuit. i'm derek valcourt, coming up on eyewitness news. joe flacco fires back at
ray lewis. i'm mark viviano in owings mills. the ravens respond to critical comments from their former teammate. when eyewitness news continues. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. unbelievable images, the moments before the washington navy yard rampage. >> what fbi investigators reveal about the shooter, his mental state, and his intentions. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> that's right. what we can tell you today is chilling new videos released by the fbi. and it shows aaron alexis inside building 197 at the washington navy yards. 12 lives were lost that day.